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over an hour president obama will deliver his fifth state of the union address to a politically polarized audience outside capitol hill and their polarized representatives and senators under the capitol dome. now current tv will be covering the speech in its entirety, and i'll be back to break it down with panel include current's cenk uygur and. michael shure. tonight the president is expected to focus on policies to create more jobs, heal the ailing economy and rebuild the middle class. he's expected to call for compromise, and talk about searching for common ground, with republicans who deny the possibility of either. so long as mr. obama's in office. >> another litany of left-wing proposals with plenty of red meat for the president's base. >> john: because everyone thinks obama is left wing except people on the left wing. house speaker john boehner was even more dismissive. he told reporters today that the house republicans won't pass any part of the president's agenda this year except for immigration, and told mr. obama to stay out of it. and boehner also said the president
but mess things up. yes, if you can believe the g.o.p. presidential obama is responsible for pretty much everything that's wrong in washington, d.c. today including the traffic. from refusing to reach out across the aisle to the sequester that threatens to disembowel the federal government with $1.2 trillion in spending cuts starting a week from this friday, it is all obama's fault. though if you can believe the president, imagine this now, let me stretch your credulity here, the president wasn't entirely to blame. >> obama: the whole design of these arbitrary cuts was to make them so unattractive and so unappealing that democrats and republicans would actually get together and find a good compromise. unfortunately, congress didn't compromise. >> john: mr. obama at least seemed logical to compromise with republicans. >> obama: i am willing to cut more spending that we don't need. get rid of programs that aren't working. i've laid out specific reforms to our entitlement programs. >> john: now if you're like me you just heard the president offer to cut spending and reform entitlement progr
an amazing movie coming out about whistle blowers and how the obama administration is cracking down on them. >> would you call it torture? >> waterboarding is something we shouldn't be in the business of doing. >> i was the first to confirm the water board torture on prisoners. >> i was about an hour into the interview i realized wait a minute, they're investigating me. cenk: amazing story. speaking of amazing the koch brothers, do you know they have been planning the tea party since 2002 that grassroots uprising? we've got the evidence, later in the show. we'll end on a fun note. are l.a. women unbearable? how's that for fun? go time. ♪ theme ♪ cenk: did you hear what i said earlier? we got a new sheriff in town! senator elizabeth warren, from the great state of massachusetts. they got the bank regulators in thursday. everybody was expecting softballs, as usual. rock again bob. sheriff warren's in town. >> now i know there have been some landmark settlements, but we face special issues with financial institutions. if they can break the law and drag in billions in profits and then turn
showdown. president obama and house respects have until late thursday to reach a deal or else $85 billion in mandatory cuts start rolling off of the chopping block. it's a an agreement the president and john boehner reached back in 2011. the think i was that democrats won't cut social programs and republicans won't cut millation spending but they'll have to save face politically. today for their annual meeting president obama enlisted the governor's help. >> obama: while you are in town i hope you speak with your congressional delegation and remind them exactly what is at steak, and who is at risk. these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. >> michael: so some governors heeded that call but louisiana's respect governor is not one of them. outside of the white house jindal called for president obama to show leadership. >> i think it's time to [ inaudible ] prioritized list of reductions that preserves political services every governor here has had to balance their budget every family has had to balan
a question as to how the speech is going to go. >> mr. president how's the speech. obama: we'll find out tonight! we'll find out everything i've got to say tonight. cenk: all right. of course, north korea's in the news because they launched another nuke, at least tested one. we have no plans to invade them, because they have no royal. did i say that out loud? totally different situation. what is the president going to talk about in his speech? he he'll touch on korea. he's been talking about gun reform for a while and doing some degree of gun control what he would say is sensible gun control. he's going to talk about immigration. we've got to do immigration reform as well. he's got business interests labor interests and everybody lined up there. the republicans desperately need to get beyond that issue. he's going to talk about withdrawing from afghanistan as we have done from iraq. he's going to talk about the jobs and economy. now, what's not going to help is more of this spending cuts that the republicans are pushing and honestly the president will probably have some sort of deal on.
. i was there in the whiter house briefing room yesterday when president obama came out and called on congress to take action to avoid those massive cuts to pentagon spending known as the sequester which kick in march 1st. if march can't pass a big bill, they ought to pass a small bill to delay the sequester for a few more months. house republicans led by john boehner immediately said no way. here we go again. the party of no opposing anything obama wants. we will tell you about that. also tell you the latest on drones and a lot more here on the full court press. but first, let's get the latest. lisa ferguson is here. well, she is not here. she is in los angeles with today's current news update. hi, lisa. good morning. >> close enough. los angeles, d.c. good morning, everyone. the president is in annapolis today after 10:00 this morning and atends the conference at the western annapolis hotel. vice president biden is swearing in john kerry as secretary at state from the state department and then later this evening, he is speaking at the house democr
♪ ] >> cenk: welcome to "the young turks." we've got kind of mixed news on a new obama appointee. that's better than usual. we'll tell you if she's right for interior secretary. we've got a great guest from the sierra club about that, and we have a great guest, a multimillionaire, who is saying raise taxes on the rich. don't miss that. and then we have two stories about--one on the cops, and how they're not doing their job in miami. the tape on that is unbelievable. [ sirens ] >> attention all units a 29 just occurred. >> investigators say he never moved. he was tied up with his lady frequent outside of dade land mall. >> cenk: what he didn't respond to is amazing. and then of course the guy who shot two other soldiers because he might have ptsd, he killed the top sniper we ever had. why did he do it, as how bad is ptsd among our troops, you'll find out. it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> cenk: boy welcome to the "the young turks." we have an amaying story to start out with. two miami-dade officers fired and three others suspended. why? it's pretty serious stuff. they were not respondi
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lady michelle obama was on hand via satellite from the diplomatic room at the white house to give the presentation. white house photographer pete souza tweeted thought photo and the first lady is giving the honor. she sent a statement that in part read she's a movie lover and was honored to celebrate the artists who inspire us and our children. the first lady will join her husband and vice president and dr. jill biden in speaking today to the national governor's association in the state dining room. mrs. obama is going to ask that the governors work with her to help make it easier for returning veterans to transfer into civilian life. she wants states to pass laws or enact proposals that will help them get professional credentials or licenses without having to relearn or go through the motions of relearning the skill sets they already know. and that way they will be licensed for credentialed for civilian life. president obama discussed the collection of bipartisan governors from across the country last night. he asked for smart, common sense solutions to the challenges ahead in cr
everybody. during the state of the union address, president obama talked about fixing the nation's infrastructure. things like the 70,000 or so structurally deficient bridges across the country. he emphasized the need to get these projects done with a combination of public and private funds and using american workers. "the new york times" reports today the president is going to talk in detail about those plans in a series of interviews. first part of the plan is called a fix it first strategy which invests $50 million in our highways bridges transit systems and airports the ones in most need of repair. congress would have to approve the money. part two would seek to and freedom to marry. we'll be back with more show on this wednesday. stay with us. we'll see you after the break. you know who is coming on to me now? you know the kind of guys that do reverse mortgage commercials? those types are coming on to me all the time now. (vo) she gets the comedians laughing and the thinkers thinking. >>ok, so there's wiggle room in the ten commandments, that's what you're saying. you
's best guess is we'll have a new pope by easter which this year, falls on march 31st. >>> president obama is awarding the medal of honor today to army sergeant clinton roam shea for his courageous actions during a combat operation in afghanistan in october of 2009. romechet is the fourth living person to receive the medal. the president will travel to asheville, north carolina then he goes to atlanta, georgia and then chicago. that's on wednesday thursday, and friday. the plan is to bring his state of the union message to the people. he's going to talk about his ideas to strengthen the economy for the middle class. vice president biden continues his conversation today about gun safety and possible new legislation in philadelphia. he is holding a roundtable with law enforcement officials and members of congress. senator bob casey will be there also attending philadelphia mayor michael nutter and new york city police commissioner ray kelly. we'll see you on the other side. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, it's "the stephanie miller show." ♪ i'm walkin' on sunshine ♪ ♪ i'm walkin' o
administrator for president obama. president obama want to nominate him to the head of the c.i.a. he was known to have been aware of or part of the torture. president obama insisted on renaming him head of the c.i.a. anyway. he said over the last four years, the american people have gotten used to how right wing i am, so will go along with my pick. the question is will the senate. >> we'll ask the police to please remove this woman. if you would remove that individual please, as quickly as you can. thank you. >> kathy and my brother, tom. >> i speak for the mothers -- >> all right, we will stop again. all right. >> pakistan, somalia. if you don't know who they are i have a list of all the names. >> we're going to halt the hearing. i'm going to ask that the room be cleared and that they not be permitted to come back in. >> cenk: way to get them. senator feinstein spent a lot of the hearing defending john brennan, talking about the so-called american citizen al awlkai. he was a u.s. citizen you. might not like the guy but he was a u.s. citizen. feinstein said it's no big deal that we killed them
is and what he is up to. it is especially important when this obama administration has bragged that they're the most transparent administration in history. but we sure didn't see much transparency this weekend. hey, folks go out and have a great one. come back and see us tomorrow. [♪ theme music ♪] >> stephanie: hello, current tvland here we are back on the tv. look at us. we did a regular horse drawn television show yesterday. i felt like nicole kidman. >> i miss you already. >> stephanie: i miss you too. we're going to have a jacki's healthcare corner today. people are on the edge of their seats saying what time is jacki going to be on? >> there is a great reporter and good friend and it was some great stuff. >> stephanie: jacki's healthcare corner. now here she is in the current news center. >> president obama is back in washington today. he is going to give a speech at 10:45 urging congress to avoid the spending cuts that will kick in on friday. any spending cuts need to be coupled with an increase in revenue. the white house has invited emergency workers to appear
. >>> the president is speaking and answering questions at the business council dinner in d.c. obama is voicing his opinion on chuck hagel's long-awaited confirmation saying the u.s. has the secretary that our troops deserve. it was close but lawmakers did confirm hagel 58 to 41. he is scheduled to be sworn in today. that means hagel now heads into office with a list of challenges ahead. first up, the sequester hits friday friday. without a deal, the defense department is facing about $46,000,000,000 in cuts before the end of september. that means hundreds of thousands of furloughed civilians and cuts that will affect military equipment and ness. hagel will also need to deal with getting the troops out of afghanistan and compromising with republicans. that last part won't come easy. texas senator john cornyn has made it clear hagel is taking office with the least amount of support as any defense secretary in modern history. we will be right back. 9am eastern. >> i'm a slutty bob hope. >> you are. >> the troops love me. (vo) tv and radio talk show host stephanie miller
: president obama tonight delivers his fourth state of the union address. it coincides with a new news poll that finds 52% of americans approve of the job president obama is doing. while only 38% do not. the speech, of course, will have an emphasis on gun safety which president obama has made a top priority in the wake of the sandy hook school strategy. the 15-year-old honor honor roll student who performed in the inaugural parade only to be gunned down later. they'll bring in other people who have been touched by gun violence. our next guest is one of those house members rosa delora. >> thank you very much. >> michael: before we get into the minutia that we expect to get out of the speech, who are you bringing and why is that? >> i'm honored to have with me tonight, that is a brother of one of the teachers vickie soto. her brother carlos is with me tonight. vickie and carlos' family is from stamford, connecticut which i represent. vickie is a true hero. she hid--she hid some of her students in the closet, and then she stood in front of the others to protect them. then she was murdered as o
reform. but first, president obama took his push for new gun control laws on the road in the latest of a series of campaign-stale events the president spoke in front of police officers and sheriff's deputies in minneapolis. and he urged americans to write to congress to back what he described at four common-sense measures to help stop gun violence. >> obama: they don't really have winter in washington, d.c. anyone trying to buy a gun. senators from both parties have come together and proposed a bill that would crack done on people who buy guns and then turn around and sell them to criminals. we should not stop there. we should restore the ban on military-style assault weapons and 10-round limit for magazines. >> deserving or not senate majority leader harry reid who enjoys a "b" rating from the nra seems to have decideed already which of the president's proposals have the best chance to become law. reid indicated on the abcs "this week" that at least two of those proposals had a chance. >> i think we need to take a look at the federal trafficking i think that everyone acknowledges t
today and it is a big day because president obama is poised to give his state of the union address tonight. he will say -- he's expected to put forth an aggressive, progressive agenda. he will tell us the state of the union is strong. which it is. meanwhile, catholics still can't believe that pope benedict xvi is actually resigning after all that hasn't happened in 600 years. joe biden says yeah, i'm thinking about it. we'll see how that goes. all of that and a lot more. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update from lisa ferguson standing by at our studios in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. that's right. we're all awaiting the president's big state of the union address today taking place from the u.s. capitol at 9:00 eastern tonight. we're expecting to focus on quite a few issues including immigration, gun safety, same-sex marriage equality and of course, the economy. gun violence though is the big question here. not whether or not he'll address it because of course, he will. but which aspects he will choose to talk about and how much the issue will
to cover today. president obama warning of the disastrous impact if the sequester kicking in on march 1st, which it looks like it is going to do because the republicans are saying we don't give a damn. and down in south africa oscar pistoria says he thought his girlfriend was an intrueder who he shot her four times. but first today's current news update. good morning, lisa. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. a pretty low-key schedule as far as the president goes today. he starts with his usual briefing in the white house office. and later in the afternoon both obama and biden with meeting with john kerry. vice president biden taking an interesting stance on gun control lately. here is a little bit more information on that. parents magazine hosted an online discussion yesterday taking questions via their facebook page for the vice president. many of those participates were not so inclined to agree with the renewed assault whe pans ban. the vice president said that the constitution can limit the type of weapons can legally own. he said the fact of the matter is y
the oval office. then he's meeting with his senior advisers and later this afternoon, president obama will record a radio interview with al sharpton joe madison and yolanda adams all in the oval office. >>> a surprising change coming from florida. governor rick scott has announced he will back medicare expansion in the state. president obama's affordable care act requires all states to expand their programs but many republican governors are against doing so with scott proval being one of the most outspoken. suddenly yesterday scott says he has reached a deal with the feds and will ask the state legislature to move forward with those changes. under scott's new proposal, the state will only commit to the first three years of the expansion with the federal government footing the cost of the bill. this makes scott only the seventh republican governor to back medicare expansion under the affordable care act. >>> a new study from an economist at the congressional research service finds capital gains tax cuts are by far the biggest contributor to the wealth gap. from 1986 to 1996, capital ga
for the burn. >> michael: last night president obama tells us everybody deserves a vote, but also everybody who is a victim of gun violence deserves a vote on gun gun--gun violence. now will that work? >> families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of tucson and countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> michael: and the reply to that came from one thirsty senator. marco rubio shows us what watergate really is. >> the choice isn't just between big government and big business. >> michael: ladies and gentlemen, it's go time. [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> michael: well, it appears that the crazy last week and a half that southern california area has endured over the disappearance and the hiding and murderous rampage of chris dorner has finally come to an end. it didn't come to an end without a big fire, more gunshots, and of course the death of another deputy. a riverside county deputy sheriff was killed yesterday by dorner as he went down in a blaze of bullets. >> after an all--day standout filled with shootouts and drama it ended overnight in a blazing inf
tomorrow to host "the young turks." vip is next with john fugelsang. >> john: president obama gave his fifth state of the union address last night. there are many highlights, especially the moment where he mentioned governor romney and everyone in congress replied who? marco rubio proves it's possible to sweat profusely when you're standing in near darkness. and the voting rights act. two things that could hurt republicans come election time: voting and rights. kim novak is 80 and it's the birthday of peter gabriel. it's henry rollins birthday. [ ♪ music ♪ ] japan good evening i'm john fugelsang. coming up it's ha st. zinger, not r atzenberger my bad. and marco rubio channels his inner mitt romney before blaming god for last night's splashdown. and rand paul doubles the tea party's fun with the state of the united states address. president obama laid out legislative agenda including a hike to minimum wage. >> reader effort and determination with wages that allow working families to raise their kids and get ahead. >> john: he put it a little more strongly last night. >> obama: tonig
secretary. congratulations, harry reid, you built this. barack obama killed osama bin laden so republicans are killing the post office. thom hartmann joins us on that. republicans are still fighting each other. it is like a civil war with the south fighting the south. and eliot spitzer is with us tonight which is historic because you know conan's not going on jay. today is the birthday of carl bernstein, florence henderson is 79. also the birthday of keller and somewhere, somehow jimmy hoffa is celebrating his 100th birthday. we celebrate valentine's day to publicly demonstrate your affection with crap. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. coming up, another state moves a big step closer to approving american equality and another conservative moves a big step closer to having a heart attack over it. bp pays billions in fines for the gulf oil spill then gets billions more in government contracts. lindsey graham announce he will continue to block lady gaga's tour until she provides more answers about benefit -- benghazi. >>> starting with the senate and majority le
is obviously a top priority of president obama's second term, and it's also high on the agenda of this country's labor movement. but it hasn't always been that way. in 1924 president calvin coolidge who was backed by the american federation of labor signed the johnson act and that established immigration quotas limit the number of immigrants who could come to america. back then the afl also aligned it's a with quasi fascist groups like the american defense society which deemed many immigrants genetically inferior. and the hart seller act discontinued quotas based on national origin. they feared competition from new immigrants who were willing to work for lower wages. so why do america's unions now favor immigration reform? let's ask uaw president bob king, he is joining us tonight from washington, d.c. where he is attending his community conference. welcome back inside "the war room." >> great to be with you. >> jennifer: looking at this history and knowing that not too long ago they were proposed to immigrants, why has labor changed its tune? >> from the
of the economy. so i think you'll hear a lot of public outcry and that is something that the obama administration is counting on. he is take this straight to the american people as are republicans, so you are seeing -- you are not seeing a lot of closed door negotiationing, you seeing it coming out front of the american people. >> michael: and they are going to have to decide on congress before they decide on 2014 so 2014 looms a little larger. today lee i don't know panetta said he would have to put his employees on unpaid leave. what would that mean for our national security. >> that hit won't come immediately, but if you listen to the joint chiefs of staff air force, army those who event all of the branches of the military came up to capitol hill and they said they can't accept one more dollar of cuts and still manage to do the missions they are doing for national security as they are doing them right now. despite we have the drawdowns of iraq and afghanistan ending there are new threats of cyber security. there are new priorities that they are trying to
-old in the country. today, obama is visiting a prekindergarten classroom at an early childhood learning center and then he's speaking at a community recreation center in georgia. later this afternoon the president has another google fireside plus hangout. it is a modern day spin-off of roosevelt's fireside chat. the president will talk more about his state of the union address and you can join him at the white house.gov the white house's youtube page. >> the proposed increase would take place over the next two years and would take the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour up to $9. speaker boehner is saying that would cause more problem for the nation's unemployment and the reason why people have minimum wage jobs is because they come into the labor force with no skills. someone working a full time minimum wage job is only making $15,000 a year. that's barely above the poverty line and that's before paying taxes, before paying into medicare and social security. white house officials say raising the minimum wage would have no negative effect on the nation's unemployment and would give some 20 million
sides of the beyoncÉ issue. not since michelle obama's bangs has there been -- >> stephanie: what is it? >> i think he liked it. i had some problems with it. we'll have to talk about it. >> stephanie: you'll join us after the -- do the news. call us! >> call us! >> good morning everybody. president obama heading to minneapolis today where he's going to meet with local law enforcement officials and leaders to discuss his gun safety proposals and also talk about the measures that cities have already taken to curb gun violence. afterwards, he will give public remarks where he may discuss the latest tragedy the shooting death of chris kyle. a former member of a seal team three, also known as american's deadlyist sniper. kyle volunteered his time helping veterans deal with post-traumatic stress. police arrested 25-year-old eddie ray ralph a many rear -- a marine forallegedly shooting a neighbor at a gun range. they suspect ralph was suffering from some sort of mental illness. >>> approving mental health -- improving meant ath health services is one aspect of gun safety on the table. another
with the support of all house democrats will send that bill to president obama. john boehner, what are you waiting for? another exciting show tomorrow. have a good one, tokesfolks. come back and see us again tomorrow. >> this is "the bill press show." [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> stephanie: oh i'm sorry. are we on? glug glug, glug. >> stephanie: good morning jacki schechner. is she there? >> hold on. i just had to sip some water. >> stephanie: were you also drinking? >> totally parched. >> stephanie: wow. dry as a desert in here. [ laughter ] >> sean hannity said that was the best response to a state of the union he's ever seen. >> stephanie: awkward! >> he was going along fairly well. compared to jindal and some of the others in the past. >> he looked like he was running for a fraternity president. >> stephanie: he didn't get the chris matthews oh, god until that point. >> always look so young too don't they? i don't know if it is the background or the setting. >> stephanie: nervous much? i think i'm pretty sure boehner was drinking bourbon. we'll talk about that in a bit. in the meantime,
relieved of his duties but does hope he can protect pedophiles in the private sector. eric says obama is getting in the way of partisanship which is like chris brown saying frank ocean got in the way of his first. today is the birthday of adlai stevenson, laura linney and the one and only jennifer granholm and an earthquake pummeled pompeii, italy. john boehner promises a vote on their relief funds any day now. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening i'm john fuglesang. coming up, the rating agencies help blow up our economy now the doj goes after one about four years too late. l.a.'s catholic archdiocese can't take the cover off habit and we'll find out how the mayor who liked to ask how am i doing actually did. first, if you've ever wondered how president obama's legal team justifies killings drone strikes on alleged terrorists overseas, they had an answer for you this morning. >> we only take these kinds of actions when there is an imminent threat. when we're confident we're doing so in a way that's consistent with federal and international law. >> john: okay. holder made those
of the union address. [ ♪ theme ♪ ] >> today, president obama took his second term show on the road preaching his message of jobs and progressive ideals in one of the hardest hit places in america, a factory floor in rural away alicia. he laid out a plan to create manufacturing hubs in similarly distressed areas across the country. >> i'm calling on congress to help us set up 15 institutes, global centers of high tech jobs and manufacturing around the country. >> clearly, this is the president's new game plan, plus a firmly progressive agenda back by smart economic solutions and dare republicans to challenge him. that is what a two-term president with a mandate looks like. here he is pushing climate change using the republicans own rhetoric. >> i urge this congress to get together pursue a bipartisan market based solution to climate change like john mccain and joe lieberman worked on a few years ago. >> it may have been good enough for mccain and lieberman but not today's lunatic congressional republicans, many who are sh. caller: lls of the fossil fuel industry. the president was challenged
? president obama is ready to rumble. we have ten days until march march 1st. that's when $85 billion across the board cuts go in a affect if congress doesn't not act. this is the case about jobs. president added agents from the fbi and border control to the list of job cuts if there is not a deal it avert this. >> obama: these cuts are not smart. they are not fair. they will hurt our economy. they will add hundreds of thousands of americans to the unemployment roles. this is not an abstraction. people will lose their jobs. >> michael: now time sequester to jobs of public safety seems like a smart move but the house and baner is not impressed. but once again the president offered no. weighing in during a chat hosted by political key. >> they are dumb. they are stupid, stupid, stupid. they're stupid because first of all. >> they are. >> look, there is no business in the country that makes these cuts across the board. you go in there and you try to surgically cut those things that have the least adverse on productiveity. >> michael: he said stupid stupid, stupid. bowels and simpson are trying
commercial on tv that does not feature the progressive lady. why won't president obama sign the executive order for lgbt. today is the 86th bird of sydney portier, and the 50th birthday of charles barkley and had he live, it would be the birthday of kirk cobain as well. congress can, in fact, do stuff. this is "viewpoint"." [ ♪ music ♪ ] >> john: good evening i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. with the budget sequester that would tut a trillion dollars from the budget, speaker of the house john boehner warned of dire consequences if it's allowing to through. a wall street journal opinion piece, you'll be shocked to hear blamed the entire mess on president obama. boehner named just a couple of things that he pushed through the house must be avoided. it threatens u.s. national security, thousands of jobs and more. america's military budget would be slashed, border security, law enforcement, aviation safety and many other programs would all have diminished resources. now a they have to do is gray to cut a matching trillion dollars plus out of programs like social secur
the nation on your radio and current tv, this is the "bill press show." >> bill: john brennan president obama's nominee to head the c.i.a. faces the music today. going to be a rough and tumble hearing. what do you say? particularly about drones. what do you say? good morning everybody. it is thursday, february 7. good to see you and welcome -- welcome to the program this thursday morning. always great to see you. look particularly good this morning here as we kick off our three hour roundtable to bring you up to date on the latest news of the day and of course to take your calls at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. we'll tell you what's happening here in our nation's capital. that's where you find us, by the way, right on capitol hill, down the street from the united states capitol building and what's happening here in washington, around the country around the globe bringing it to you and again give you a chance to comment. you can do so by giving us a call at the toll free number, 1-866-55-press or follow us on twitter at bpshow, at bpshow. give us your comments there on facebook.
. good morning to you. >> hey, bill. good morning, everyone. president obama is coming off of his state of the union address last night. it was a big speech kicking off the start of his second term. a lot of people did hear what they wanted to hear from the president. obama made a big push for economic initiatives and the middle class saying he wants to raise minimum wage from 7.25 an hour to $9 an hour within the next two hours. he called for universal pre-school education for 4-year-olds in the country. but the most poignant moment of the night came near the end of president obama's speech when he made an emotional argument for more gun legislation. the president said gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote and the other communities ripped pass by gun violence. obama is call okay congress to vote. he says this is not the first time the country has had to reduce gun violence before after the murder of 20 young people and six adults is different. one that has bi-partisan support is gun trafficking, making the trafficking
that aren't remotely being taken away from them. and michelle obama on the oscars. today is the 70s birthday of george hair on it. we'll have f-bomb about george, the van vatican and today the top catholic in britain, a pie joss scott pretty much excommunicated himself for hitting on someone whose name was not mary. this is "viewpoint." [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> john: good evening, i'm john fugelsang. thank you so much for joining us. it's the biggest game of chicken since the hast time congress and the president dueled eye-to-eye over mountain. and in just four days the federal government could pull some $85 billion in spending out of 2013 budget forcing lay-offs and programs cuts and perhaps pushing the country back into recession. the president and his cabinet want you to know that no one will be spared when budget sequestration comes knocking. today mr. obama told the nation's governors at the white house gathering what he has been telling the rest of us for week. >> thousand was teachers and educators will be laid off. tens of thousands of parents will have to deal with finding child c
. unless a deal is made friday, president obama will have to order the $85 billion in across the board cuts in federal spending. meanwhile, the senate rejected both republican and democratic bills that would chart a path out of the mess. but that's to be expected in the world's greatest filibustering body. over in the house let's just say both sides don't see eye to eye on the origin and effects of the sequester. >> it holds hostage the future, the growth of our country for an ideological anti--government attitude. >> there are many people in washington though, who believe that the government--who don't believe the government has a spending problem. you have the minority leader and the minority whip who don't believe we have a spending problem. the president told me directly back in december we don't have a spending problem. >> michael: speaker boehner, we have more than a spending problem in this country. we have a republican problem. freshman democratic congresswoman tammy duckworth could have a spending problem herself if both sides don't reach a deal. she's matching the sequestration cu
or hideaway, to seize, withdraw or to hold but if you can believe president obama it might just be the worst word in our political lexicon today. >> obama: that's a pretty bad name sequester. but the effects are even worse than the name. >> john: according to the white house the effects of the $85 billion in budget cuts that kick in friday, the sequester could cost 3/4 of a million jobs over the next year alone you why for starters. design a series of across-the-board cuts, it will hack $43 billion from military spending $26 billion from programs like health education and hurricane sandy relief, another $11 billion from mandatory spending including 2% cuts on medicare providers and plans. these cuts we're talking about won't be devastating for some programs and our bloated military with more than the 13 nations combined maybe could be able to handle a trim. but many people who are already struggling will have to struggle more if this sequester takes place. two quick examples. checks for some two million long-term unemployed americans will drop by 11%. food aid for some 600,000 low-income wom
at how hot jacki schechner is. listen to the news. >> good morning, everybody. president obama is going to be in annapolis today joining senate democrats for the second day of their issues conference. senate republicans working out their issues in a retreat at the library of congress. tomorrow, the two will reconvene to hopefully re-authorize the violence against women act. this wills be the first day of work for mo cowan sworn in to replace now secretary of state john kerry. >> vice president biden will swear john kerry officially this afternoon. kerry is already settling into his new job and office. here's kerry on the phone yesterday with moon. that photo was tweeted out via the state department. he will be part of that feed instead of on his own and tweets he has a signature with his initials. his initials are j. k. and online j. k. as we know also stands for just kidding. >> house democrats are on retreat today tomorrow and friday in leesburg, virginia. president obama is going to join their conference tomorrow and president bill clinton will give the keynote address on friday. pre
of the day. president obama is back at the white house and he will be back at work in just a couple of hours together with all members of the white house press corps back from florida the white house, meanwhile has released its own outline for comprehensive immigration reform. and on the gun safety front "the new york times" reporting there is growing bipartisan support in congress both for legislation to tighten up the background checks so that they apply in all cases and also for a ban on high-capacity magazines. how about it? lots going on. we'll get into all of that. first, let's get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson out in los angeles. hi lisa, good morning. >> hey bill. good morning everyone. a little bit more on the president's schedule today. this is brand new coming from the white house this morning. president obama will address the nation to take action on avoiding those automatic budget cuts scheduled to hit next friday. president obama will be joined by emergency responders during his speech. the white house says these are the kinds of working americans whose
's state of the union address. president obama is going to call on cutting our nuclear arsenal and a half according to the "new york times." southern california gripped in fear as an excop turned cop killer and the bakta, the best might have of the year? argo," best director ben affleck. that will and more on monday morning. but first, the latest, today's current news update. who is got at a time? lisa ferguson out in los angeles. good morning to you. >> happy monday, everyone. president obama is giving away a big award this afternoon. colinon romashe will receive the honor for gallantree. the president is giving him this say ward for his service in 2010 in afghanistan. the vice president is traveling to philadelphia, pennsylvania to hold another roundtable on gun safety. he will be at gerard college this morning meeting with law enforcement officials and members of congress. some attend easy action bob casey, philadelphia police commissioner charles ramsey and district attorney sam williams. president obama tomorrow gives his state of the union.
woman honored with a full-length statue in statuary hall. president obama will be on hand for the unveiling ceremony. john boehner and mitch mcconnell will be joining him as will 50 or so of parks' relatives who made the trip to d.c. for the event. parks who famously refused to give up her seat to a white man in alabama in 1955 passed away in 2005 at the age of 92. the postal service issued a stamp in her honor. a couple of weeks ago in honor what would have been her 100th birthday. vice president biden is speaking to the national association of attorneys general on the administration's plans to reduce gun violence. afterwards, he's expected to a meeting with new york city mayor michael bloomberg who is in d.c. meeting with mayors. bloomberg can celebrate a victory as robin kelly beat representative halverson in illinois's second district, vying to replace the seat left vacant by jesse jackson jr. who has resigned. bloomberg's super pac spent more than $2 million on the race on gun control ads in favor of kelly, the cook county's chief administrative officer. she beat halv
the republicans with a like to tear it down. president obama had an example of someone who waited too long in line. this is part of the effort to prevent people were voting, which is what we don't want in a democracy. we want people to vote, right? president obama highlight desilene victor in his state of the union speech. >> obama: we should follow the example of a north miami woman named desilene victor, when desilene victor arrived at her polling place she was told the wait might be six hours. the time ticked around her concern was not her tired body or acre aching feet, her concern but whether people would be able to vote. she was able to 2039 on the sticker that said i voted. >> cenk: that was a special story. everybody liked that story--wrong. fox news did not like that story. they yucked it up about december lean victorier. >> that 102 woman should not be online. >> why not. >> what's the big deal. >> what else is she doing? >> she was happy. she waited in line. she was happy she was this to vote. >> hey helder up as a victim. what was she a victim of? >> cenk: they're making fun of the ras
on and take your calls at 866-55-press, and actually, there is a lot going on. president obama on the road again today, going to chicago and then down to west palm beach beach, florida where he will spend president's day weekend. for the first time in history, republicans have used a filibuster to block the nomination of a defense secretary. so we are in a war, and we have nobody running the pentagon. thank you, republicans. and meetteorites strike a town in russia's ural mountains. let's get the update from lisa ferguson standing buy out in los angeles. >> hey, bill good morning, everyone. president obama is on the road but first off he is hosting the italian president who is ending his term in. this will serve as a fairrewell. he will speak at hyde park academy about his state of the union address and his plans to strengthen the middle class. he is spending time until palm city, florida. the president is pushing his plan for universal pre-school this week. but that could run into road blocks thanks to republican lawmakers who say early learning programs a
the justices to overturn prop 8. president obama reiterated his support for days by and lesbians to have the same protections under the law last month. and they hoped the president's brief would help overturn prop 8 and make it unconstitutional to ban same-sex marriage in the future. the government did file a brief last week saying section three of bow ma was unconstitutional. and today is the last day of work for pope benedict. the has pledged quote unconditional reverence and oh beadance. he gave an unexpected speech today, in which he encouraged the cardinals to work together harmoniously. the cardinals will meet monday. the pope leaves the palace for the last time as pope at 5:00 tonight at 8:00 pm he is officially retired. we'll be back after the break. you're going to want to stay with us. it's a pretty, little town, with an ugly reputation. >> you just google harrison, what will come up is the klan. i'm all for that. >> the kkk doesn't speak for us at all. it speaks against god. (vo) which side will win the soul of harrison? >> we're never gonna move. they think t
performance are mixed. the big story was michelle obama's surprise appearance. steven gregory tweeted . . . many conservative movie goers commented on how unprecedenteded this appearance was. but history shows otherwise. ronald reagan made an appearance in the '80s which made sense because he was an actor. first lady laura bush made a brief appearance in a video at the 2002 oscars. and president george busch was going to make a presentation, but the idea was scrapped when it was clear the president wouldn't say the word pianist with a straight face. it reminds me of when citizen kaine lost out. at the time it didn't seem like that big of issue, but really -- oh come on. i have been waiting my whole life to give this -- please! ♪ >> michael: it's always great to hear analysis of hollywood's most glamorous night from a guy who watched it in sweat pants while eating easy mac with a spork. someone is also here in "the war room," check us out on line at current.com. have a great right. >> michael: is it a bunch of papal bull. >> this moment is going on. now it i
president obama's good poll numbers. why is that? her crime might have been doing good journalism. check us out at theyoungturks.com. >> john: republicans are saying that the sequester is the worst thing obama ever thought of that they thought of first. democrats are demanding john boehner call congress back into session so congress can stop doing nothing this their home states and return to washington do do nothing there. 15 republican senators have written to dump hagel. they all used the same color crayon. and you know how you see a tape of you when you were drunk and embarrassing when you look at it later? that's thousand laura bush sees a tape of her speaking out in favor of marriage equality. today is the birthday of olympia snowe. something for each hemisphere of your brain. >> john: good evening. i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us tonight. we're now just over one week away from the automatic massive spending cuts known for some ungodly reason as sequestration. and so congress is exactly where you would expect them to be, at a pivotal time in our nation's history, o
. >> tomorrow, president obama will deliver his state of the union address where he's expected to layout an ambitious second term agenda. we might get an indication of whether or not he can pass that when the senate votes tomorrow on his defense secretary nominee, chuck headachele, the first nomination fight of the president's second term. while he's one of them, he sided with the democrats on the iraq war, leading to a major falling out with his one time friend, senator john mccain. >> for then senator hagel to see he'll let history be the judge he was there and involved. he knows he's wrong on the basis of what happens. >> you saw the hearing know his record, are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers to his questions, but certainly i have very grave concerns. >> it's not just john mccain, senator lindsey graham probably won't vote for him. she tried to link him to the attacks on oh the u.s. personnel in benghazi, now threatening to hold up the confirmation unless the administration answers more questions on that attack. >> no confirmation
to come. stephanie: would you like fun facts? he has in the past threatened to kill president obama, secretary of state hillary clinton, dianne feinstein and barbara bachner. he said, this isn't like a news buster transcript, this is natural. >> if you want, i have the audio. stephanie: the whole thing? i was in chicago. >> this is supposed to be part of right ring word. >> obama. >> pull a machine gun. [bleep] >> let's hear it for him. [ applause ] i was going to say hillary -- [ cheers and applause ] >> hey dianne feinstein. >> is my hearing going or do we need sub titles? stephanie: i'd be happy to read it. i was in chicago when hi said hey, obama you might want to suck on one of these punk. he was holding his machine gun. that's what the secret service would see a threat against the president. obama is a piece of [bleep]. i said hey hillary you might want to ride one of these into the sunset. i saw barbara backner. she might want to suck on my machine begun. hey, dianne feinstein ride on one of these you whore. >> this is a man we want in the same room? >> when did we allow peop
. president obama is travelling to new port news virginia today where he will talk about sequestration. many suppliers rely solely on the shipping company for its business the president will explain how the job cuts will impact our safety. the navy has already said that the cuts will have an impact on deployment of a secondary craft carrier to the persian gulf. military officials have expressed concern. here at home the white house is rolling out cabinet members to speak with the press about how the budget cuts are going to effect each of their individual domains. yesterday it was homeland security secretary to sound the alarm. >> it would affect the readiness of the men and women on our front lines, and undermine the progress we have made over the past ten years. >> she explained how the budget cuts mean fewer custom officers on duty which means delays and more missed flights, and fewer personnel working to keep our borders secure and our sea ports operating efficiently. last week ray lahood said we're likely to see considerably longer lines at airports, we would h
and the 50 needed to be confirm: we're going head out to the political front where president obama's stock with the public continues to rise looming sequester cuts notwithstanding. and then a documentary that says, remember us? a hook at whose lives are still upside down because of the economic crisis. and later, 50 years after the birmingham church bombing we'll talk to the prosecutor whose life mission became bringing those responsible to justice. it's "the war room" on thursday night and we'll be right back. is is >> michael: we're back inside the car room. i'm michael shure. democrats and republicans keep checking their score cards. and from my seat it looks like the president and democrats are winning. according to a new bloomberg news poll out today 56% of americans view the president favorably. 47% feel the same about the democratic party. but here's my favorite. only 35% like republicans. americans also aren't going along with the blame game the g.o.p. has been playing by calling the potential automatic spending cuts obama's sequester. they don't even want to be associated with the
. >> not once. because he is superman. jacki sheckner in the current news center. >> president obama's going to travel to georgia today to talk about another part of his state of the union address guaranteed high quality preschool education. he's visiting a prek. class and then going to the decatur community recreation center to give some remarks. later, he is back in washington where he's going to hold an on line fireside hangout to talk more about the state of the union. it will be steramed live on whitehouse..gov on you tube. rubio said this about his own humble lifestyle. >> i still live in the same working class neighborhood i grew up in. my neighbors aren't millionaires, they're retirees who depend on social security and medicare. >> politico reports as rubio's west miami working class neighborhood, his home is up for sale for $675,000. now, in case you think maybe the home just appreciated a lot in the last few years, the rubes bought the house for $550,000 in 2005 according the a miami her and would report in january. he is reportedly looking to move to washington, d.c. he is looking
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